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unpopular (adj.)

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + popular (adj.). Related: Unpopularly. Less common impopular is attested from 1721.

updated on October 27, 2015

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Definitions of unpopular from WordNet

unpopular (adj.)
regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval;
an unpopular war
unpopular ideas
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